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Our Specialist's Picks from the upcoming Heirloom Jewellery, Silver and Timepieces.
By Simone Mody
17 May 2021
A quick overview of our Specialist's Favourite lots
With only a few days left before the auction goes live, we bring you a few selected lots picked by our in-house specialists. Read along to find out details about the featured lots from the auction.
Sneha Gautam - Vice President
Lot No.39 - Diamond Necklace & Convertible Tiara
This diamond-studded necklace has a very unique design. The Rennaisance revival motifs render a charming appeal to the necklace set in white gold and studded with 62.5 carats of diamonds. Its uniqueness comes from its convertible nature. The necklace gets framed with a white gold bracket that is fastened with 11 white gold screws, turning it into a tiara.
Lot No.36 - 5 Row Natural Burmese Ruby Necklace
Rubies are known for their exquisite colour and lustre and Burmese rubies are the most sought after variety. This five-row necklace is strung with finely matched graduated natural Burmese ruby beads with two diamond separators and secured by a diamond-studded clasp. This design is iconic of royalty and the nobility, making it a valuable addition to any collection.
Lot No. 1 - Columbian Emerald Cameo Pendant Necklace
Evoking a sense of Victorian charm, this necklace is a rare find featuring 7 rows of Zambian emeralds strung together around a central pendant consisting of a cameo carved out of a Columbian Emerald enclosed in white gold frame set with diamonds.
Jasmine Merchant - Specialist
Lot No.13 Vintage European Diamond & Ruby Necklace
This vintage necklace is every bit stunning and timeless with its delicate floral and filigree motifs. The 5 florets each feature a central ruby surrounded by old cut diamonds and are rotatable. Dating back to 1930, this necklace beholds the charm of a bygone era while it is aesthetically coeval.
Lot No.33 Pair Of Large Emerald & Diamond Ear Pendants
Sophisticated and minimalist, this pair of Columbian emerald drops are the accessory you could wear from desk to dinner. These could compliment any outfit and occasion. Weighing over 60 carats the emeralds are of excellent quality.
Lot No.29 Diamond Choker
A finely handcrafted diamond choker set in white gold with a delicate fringe of diamond briolettes. Briolette’s are faceted diamond drops, and complement the floral motif of this beautiful choker. The choker consists of 9 florets set with large round diamonds surrounded by smaller.
Jay Sagar - Senior Jewellery Specialist
Lot No.48 Ruby & Diamond Bracelet
The word ruby has its roots in the Latin word ruber which means red and the Sanskrit word for ruby is “Ratnaraj’ which is translated to “King of jewels”. Owing to their exquisite colour, rubies are akin to the royalty of coloured jewels. In this Art Deco inspired bracelet, you will find a central row of natural Burmese rubies and diamonds.
Lot No.46 Diamond, Ruby, Pearl Enamel Guluband
Native to the Rajasthan region of India, enamel or meenakari work is world-renowned. This exquisite choker necklace or gulubandh, is a true collector’s item with its cabochon rubies at the centre of each of the 13 panels surrounded by table-cut diamonds and a fringe comprising of diamond drops, pearls and ruby beads.
Lot No.9 Gem-set Collar
Yet another striking piece from the Indian subcontinent, but this time from the South. Such collar necklaces were favoured at the court of the Nizams and bear the stamp of royalty and affluence. This necklace consists of finely matched rubies and diamonds, set in gold with brilliant-cut diamonds, table-cut diamonds, rubies & natural pearls.
Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, and Hublot are among the world's most prestigious watchmakers. The AstaGuru Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces Auction draws a large crowd of collectors and sets records for the best antique and modern timepieces.
Deelip Jagasia – Watch Specialist
Lot No.101 Hublot Limited Edition Big Bang King Power Red Devil Manchester United Wristwatch This watch, from the Swiss watchmaker Hublot. is a treat for all Manchester United fans, With actual grass from the old Trafford stadium, freeze-dried and enamelled on to the dial, this watch is a part of a limited edition batch of 250 pieces in 18k King Gold.
Lot No.104 Cartier An 18k Rose Gold Santos 100 Wristwatch Cartier’s design sensibilities are defined by minimalism, precision and an eye for detail. This Cartier Santos 100 wristwatch in 18K rose gold is an excellent specimen of these very ideologies. The square dial with a steel case with a screwed down gold bezel with a brown leather strap makes it a must-have for all collectors.
Lot No.108 Rolex Submariner Red Steel Wristwatch One of the most iconic watches created by Rolex, this watch exudes power, determination and a sense of adventure. This one is extra special owing to the red writing on the dial which was discontinued in 1973 making it a rare find.
Deepak Moorthy – Watch Specialist
Lot No.85 Omega De Ville White Gold Wristwatch Women’s watches are having a moment lately. The wristwatch not just an essential commodity but a fashionable accessory for many. This wristwatch by Omega is an exquisite piece with a mesh bracelet and special crystal dial cover - perfect for everyday use and occasions.
Lot No.86 Audemars Piguet 18k White Gold Wristwatch The name Audemars Piguet is synonymous with stunning designs combined with high functionality. This white gold watch with a blue dial studded with diamonds for hour markers and an integrated mesh bracelet is quintessential of the Swiss watchmaker’s design ideology.
Lot No.120 Hublot Limited Edition King Power Carbon Fibre Semi-skeletonised Minute Repeating Single Button Chronograph Tourbillion Wristwatch The design cell at Hublot has produced iconic watches from time and again. This Limited Edition King Power Wristwatch with a carbon fibre semi-skeletonised dial is a truly exceptional piece and collector’s item.
Mamta Rahate - Vice President
Lot No.105 Patek Philippe An 18k Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch A name to be renowned with, Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watchmakers to have existed and they continue to produce extraordinary pieces. This yellow gold wristwatch bears the emblematic perpetual calendar which is a signature of Patek Philippe.
Lot No.107 Rolex Yellow Gold Yacht-master 40 Wristwatch A true watch collection is incomplete without a gold Rolex. The yacht-master 40 wristwatch made from 18k yellow gold is an iconic watch and a must-have for beginners and seasoned collectors alike.
Lot No.119 Piaget Limelight tonneau-shaped Diamond Wristwatch Can’t decide if you want an accessory or a watch? Why not get both? This diamond-studded wristwatch by Piaget is a stunning piece with diamonds all over the piece including the dial, bezel and bracelet. For the minimalist divas, this watch would be the perfect accessory.
Our team of specialists is available for answering any of your queries. In case of any questions, we encourage you to reach out to us so we can best assist you in the category of your choice. We hope to see you bid in our auction on your favourite pieces.